Collaboration of OpenClassrooms and Microsoft to Educate Students in AI to fill the Demands in AI Sector

By siliconindia  |   Wednesday, 03 April 2019, 13:01 Hrs
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Collaboration of OpenClassrooms and Microsoft to Educate Students in AI to fill the Demands in AI Se

A new collaboration was announced on April 3, 2019 in Paris recently. It comes after the demands for AI-skilled individuals are far outpaced the number of candidates in the workplace. One estimate suggests that, by 2022, a talent shortage will leave as many as 30 percent of AI and data skills jobs open.

The collaboration aims to educate and prepare the students for the AI jobs in the workplace by providing access to education to learn in-demand skills and to qualify for high-tech jobs, while enabling the job opportunities for high-tech roles. This model will benefit students and employers, who will gain a cost-efficient pipeline for recruiting new talents and it also includes the masters-level online program combining OpenClassrooms’ programing with Microsoft content and project-based tasks tailor-made to fit the AI roles that employers are aiming to fill. This program is intentionally designed to produce high-quality graduates in large numbers by leveraging OpenClassrooms’ popular platform together with up-to-date content and built-in connections to employers looking to fill AI roles.

Completion of this program is guaranteed with a job within six months or the students will receive a full refund from OpenClassrooms. And also the students will be certified with a masters-level diploma accredited in Europe through OpenClassrooms, which is based in Paris, France. The company is actively seeking accreditation in the U.K. and U.S.

Pierre Dubuc, Co-Founder & CEO, OpenClassrooms, asserts, “The demand for AI & Machine Learning opportunities has never been stronger”. “We’re excited to be an innovation partner to Microsoft to usher in new tactics that will bring top talent to the workforce,” adds Pierre.

Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President & President, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft, asserts, “As AI is changing the way we work and the nature of jobs, we have a responsibility to ensure graduates are prepared for the workplace of tomorrow”. “We are excited to partner with OpenClassrooms to help equip people with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in the digital economy,” adds Jean-Philippe.

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